A tropical depression has formed on the Bay of Bengal which, if intensifies, will be termed as Cyclone Nada. The cyclone may cause flooding in Bangladesh and parts of eastern India. Infrared satellite imagery by weather.com shows deep thunderstorms 235 miles south-southeast of Visakhapatnam. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the depression will deepen or even form Cyclone Nada and make landfall in Bangladesh.
The name ‘Nada’ was recommended by Oman to the World Meteorological Organisation. This is the second such cyclone that might form after Kyant last month. It is moving at a speed of 15-20 kmph over the Bay of Bengal over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and South Coastal Odisha.
“From Friday, the system will re-curve towards northeast Bay of Bengal due to the anti-cyclonic circulations over the upper level. The coastal areas of north coastal AP would receive light to moderate rainfalls from Thursday night and the sea condition would also be rough during the period. Fishermen have been alerted not to venture into the sea,” IMD director (forecast) K Nagaratnam told TOI.
If the depression forms into a cyclone, the cyclone will reportedly be like Cyclone Roanu. The bulletin issued today on the Indian Meteorological Department’s website reads –
The depression over westcentral moved northwards with a speed of about 18 kmph during past 06 hrs and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 04 th November, 2016 over westcentral Bay of Bengal near Latitude 15.5º N and Longitude 85.0 ºE, about 300 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 550 km south-southwest of Paradip and 900 km southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh). The system is very likely to move northwards during next 06 hrs and then recurve northeastwards towards Bangladesh coast during subsequent 48 hours. It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hrs.
A warning has been issued that coastal Andhra Pradesh will experience light to moderate rainfall today but isolated heavy rainfall is likely over north coastal AP. Squally winds speeding at 40-50 kmph would prevail along the coast and the sea condition will be rough. Fishermen have been advised not to venture out to sea today and tomorrow and those out at sea have been advised to return to the coast.